|Birth: ||Dec. 28, 1933|
San Mateo County
|Death: ||Aug. 18, 2012|
Laurence Francis Hearne, 78, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012.
He was born on Dec. 28, 1933, in San Mateo, Calif., to Irene and Laurence Hearne.
Larry spent much of his childhood in King City, Calif. He went to high school at Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose, Calif. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering from Santa Clara University.
After 19 years as an engineer and manager at Lockheed Missiles and Space Company in Sunnyvale, Calif., Larry returned to King City to join the family business L. A. Hearne Company, serving the agricultural community. After retirement, he spent his time in Tionesta, Calif., Klamath Falls, Ore., and most recently Redding, Calif.
Larry gave freely of his time. He participated in and held leadership roles in many volunteer organizations, including Rotary Club (president), Knights of Columbus (grand knight), King City Planning Commission, Mee Memorial Hospital Board (president), AARP Tax Aid, Oregon Master Gardeners Association (treasurer then president), Lava Beds Natural History Association (board chairman), and Klamath Basin Fish & Wildlife Association (charter member). His efforts were key in the acquisition and management of a Wildlife Conservation Grant that facilitated preservation work at Camp Tulelake.
He had many hobbies he developed and nurtured over the years. He was a builder, gardener, and mechanic. He enjoyed sailing, scuba diving, and restoring his Ranchero. He was also a pilot and delighted in riding his Harley.
Larry is survived by Patricia, his wife of 55 years; his children Maureen Beresini of Moss Beach, Calif., Laureen Lane of Nevada City, Calif., Timothy Hearne of Dublin, Calif., Patrick (Quinn) Hearne of San Francisco, Calif., Phillip Hearne of Whiting, Ind., and Kevin Hearne of Chatham, N.J.; sister Patricia Guidici Arena of King City, brothers Dennis Hearne, Frank (Mickey) Hearne, and Timothy Hearne, all of King City; 12 grandchildren. and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his daughter Kathleen Gaisford.
Larry was a wonderful and loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather and a friend to all.
Published in Herald And News on August 22, 2012
Created by: J
Record added: Aug 22, 2012
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